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authority which is high tailing it to the united nations to circumvent israel and not negotiate directly in order to get its own victory at the united nations at the expense of israel. >> eliot: let's play this out. didn't we have the leverage with abbas and the palestinian authority to force them to go back to the table or frankly to get prime minister netanyahu to go back to the table with abbas to move that process forward which would have cut hamas out of the equation perhaps eliminating this current explosion of violence. >> eliot i have no illusions that under the circumstances that have existed and never never have any american diplomat or any american administration been able to force their will on the parties where the parties themselves are not prepared to negotiate in good faith to settle the final status issues that need to be settled. and so we've seen this ever since the obama administration came in and focused its attention on settlement construction in the west bank. it strategically lost the capacity t
was a terrorist attack. but that isn't what the u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice said when she went on national television five days after the attack. today rice is up on capitol hill. she's explaining what happened and some big-name republicans clearly are not very happy with her answers. our senior congressional correspondent dana bash is following what's become a pretty long day -- a tiring day for the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. what's the latest, dana? >> reporter: wolf, the three republican senators who had vowed to block susan rice from being secretary of state if the president nominates her had really softened the rhetoric in recent days. i'm told the reason for that was because it was a curtesy in order for them to wait until they had a face-to-face meeting with her which was today. after that meeting their criticism was harsher than ever. the way these grim-faced gop senators tell it, susan rice's attempt to calm their criticism backfired. >> we are significantly troubled by many of the answers that we got and some that we didn't get. >> i'm more disturbed now than i
met with the jordanian foreign minister and the secretary general of the united nations today, with the united states secretary of state, hillary clinton. although we are not on the ground in the gaza strip, we have been very active for all parties, including hamas. >> the problem has not been, has at any time, that the palestinian authority, when it comes to gaza, is irrelevant, and mahmoud abbas has really had no say in this at the moment, and that's a problem going forward in the bigger picture of palestinian unity, is it not? is this an opportunity in some ways for hamas and fatah, palestinian authority, to make up, to move forward with some sort of sense of unity? >> well, first of all, president abbas is the elected president of the palestinian people everywhere. he has not only electriced president of palestinians in the west bank. he was elected in 2005 in free democratic elections. stoo hamas is running gaza. let's be real about that. >> what i'm trying to tell you -- nobody can deny that we have political differences with hamas. our top priority right now and it has
egypt is better off with morsi and the muslim brotherhood. ambassador to the united nations john bolton joins us and joins us about this time every sunday. good morning ambassador. >> good morning. glad to be with you. >> as always. he calls what morsi did an unprecedented assault. others say the military should move in. what do you think could happen? >> i think the turmoil could well increase. morsi and the muslim brotherhood see it as not ex em player of fair minded group of judges but as the last strong hold of the mubarek era. it was the judges who through out the elections that had elected a parliament that was comprised of 75 percent supporters of the muslim brotherhood and even more extreme parties. morsi was trying to prevent the constitution writing exercise from being dismissed by the judg judges. in that sense this is a life and death struggle between what's left of the mubarek hold overs and that is key. from there the united states because of decades of ex tense i have military aid still has a lot of judges that's where we exert is it to get it back in control. that's wher
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at the united nations was talking about hateful videos. so many things need to be resolved. there are four committees in the house, four committees in the senate, all holding hearings, turf fights going on as there usually is and we need a select committee to sort this out. to find out what happened but also we can't ever again have a tragedy such as took place in benghazi. it could have have been prevented. now we have to make sure there are ways to make sure it doesn't happen. >> chris: you say you'll do everything in your power to block susan rice's nomination if the president names her to be secretary of state. she said this week that all she did was rely on the intelligence communities talking points and went on to say this about you. take a look. >> i do think that some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> chris: is there anything that embassador rice can do to shake your mind? >> change your mind? >> she can give everyone the benefit of explaining their petit
of her most vocal critics. the current u.s. ambassador to the united nations has been criticized. mccain now says he will not block rice's nomination and he'll give her a chance to explain. >> i give everyone the benefit of explaining their position and the actions that they took. i'll be glad to have the opportunity to discuss these issues with her. >> rice has said that her description of the attack was based on the best intelligence at the moment. republicans have accused her of downplaying an obvious terrorist attack for political motives. >>> other stories we're watching this morning, a huge gas explosion in springfield, massachusetts, that hurt 21 people was the result of human error. the state fire marshal's office says a utility worker inadvertently poked a hole in a high pressure gas line. that line was incorrectly indicated by sidewalk markings. on friday afternoon the gas built up and eventually it ignited. one building was destroyed. dozens more were damaged. >>> police are investigating the death of a suspected shoplifter at a suburban atlanta walmart. several reports sa
in government circles. >> reporter: on his release, he will be given 34 lashes. this fall, the united nations human rights office declared that iranian authorities have embarked on a "severe clampdown" on journalists and human rights activists in a run-up to next june's iranian presidential elections. the iranian delegation to the u.n. dismissed the report as unfair and biased, and said the republic has worked wholeheartedly to realize the rights of its citizens. in an email to the newshour, the iranian u.n. mission claimed the report leveled "general allegations in the absence of authentic and reliable evidence aimed to serve propaganda." the communication also stated that political parties "enjoy the right of freedom of speech and free activities", and the iranians accused the u.s. of "a long list of gross and systematic violations of human rights, both at home and abroad." regime critics say they risk years in prison for their actions. abdolfattah soltani, an attorney and co-founder of the defenders of human rights center, tried to represent leaders of the minority b'hai faith. his daughte
, palestinian president mahmoud abbas says he is confident ahead of a bid thursday at the united nations seeking status as a non-member observer state. now, all of the palestinian factions, hamas and fatah, are supporting the effort. the u.s. and israel oppose the bid arguing it would complicate my further peace negotiations. >>> lottery officials say nobody has won the powerball jackpot yet. it's pushed the prize up to $425 million. that's the largest jackpot ever for the game. powerball is held in 42 states. the u.s. virgin islands and the district of columbia wednesday is the next drawing. >>> and when we return, disregard for congress may be as traditional as pumpkin pie. ike . sure. oh my gosh i won!!! i won!!! [ male announcer ] get a $100 walmart gift card when you buy any android or windows 8 smartphone. through december 1st. from america's gift headquarters. walmart. side by side so you get the same coverage, often for less. that's one smart board. what else does it do, reverse gravity? [ laughs ] [ laughs ] [ whooshing ] tell me about it. why am i not going anywhere? you don't believe
of the united states, at the united nations, was talking about hateful videos, and there are many things that need to be resolved, four committees in the house and four in the senate and they are holding different hearings and turf fights going on as it usually does in these bodies and we need a select committee in order to sort it out. to find out what happened, but, also, we can't ever again have a tragedy such as took place in benghazi and it could have been prevented in my view. now we have to make sure that there are ways to make sure it doesn't happen. >> chris: you say that you will do everything in your power to block susan rice's nomination, if the president decides to name her to be secretary of state. she said this week, that all she did was rely on the intelligence community's talking points and then went on to say this about you: >> i do think that some of the statements he has made about me have been unfounded. but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. >> chris: is there anything that ambassador rice can do to chan
. the cia said the assault was, in fact, a terrorist attack. rice, the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, is viewed as president obama's top pick to replace secretary of state hillary clinton, who plans to step down early next year. both senators mccain and lindsey graham previously vowed to block her possible nomination. i'm joined now by dan lothian at the white house for us. and dan, what do we hear from mccain and graham this weekend? it seems maybe they provided a little bit of wiggle room now. >> it certainly does appear that way. what we're seeing is a change in tone. there had been sort of this harsh rhetoric they wanted to block this nomination, said they would block this nomination. and now there seems to be this tone where they want to give susan rice a chance to explain herself, that they're willing to sit down and talk over these issues with her. at a listen to what senator mccain had to say about this over the weekend. >> i think she deserves the ability and the opportunity to explain herself and her position, just as she said. but she is not the problem. the problem is the
. >> so it's not as if they're a united nations personnel monitoring this border crossing. >> no, it's a very surreal system where you actually don't run into any human beings for several steps of the process. it's all done through surveillance cameras, through doors being electronically opened for you and gradually, you know, as -- the closer you get with each door you go through, you're one step closer towards israel and one step -- they have examined you one step further. it's a fascinating system to see up close. >> yeah, but at some point, and you were there for what, three, four, five days? >> right. >> must have been scared out of your mind. >> you're definitely in a heightened state of awareness. i wouldn't say scared, because i've been in a lot of areas over the years. but it's always shocking to see the conditions that people are forced to live in, in a war zone. and to see what life is like for somebody who is the only difference between them and myself is the accident of birth and what zip code they were born into, and what -- that has determined what their life is like a
this to supporters on saturday. we're on our way to the united nations. there are lots of states supporting us who support peace and justice. all the factions are with us in going to the united nations. do you -- there are some diplomatic snags, i think it's fair to say. >> yes. >> abbas's office says hamas supports the move. hamas spokesperson said in the jerusalem post, in fact, they don't support the move. explain to me how you're going to be able to navigate this. >> yes. no, we're navigating it very easily because the official statement came out today. yesterday there was a bit of confusion from different hamas sources. but they called the president today and told him he's fully supportive of this move. the hamas official spokesperson came out and said hamas as a whole supports this move and stands behind it. so we really have unanimous total support for going to the u.n., the general assembly, and for getting the application to state status, enhancing our presence and enhancing, of course, our internal political realities as well as our international standing. and getting the recognition of
u.s. ambassador to the united nations susan rice passed on misleading information about the attack in defending herself, rice is going after some of her high-profile critics in congress. >> i have great respect for senator mccain and his service to our country. i always have and i always will. i do think that some of the statements he's made about me have been unfounded, but i look forward to having the opportunity at the appropriate time to discuss all of this with him. gregg: senator lindsey graham is a republican senator from south carolina. he joins us now on the telephone. senator, thanks for taking a few moments. in calling senator mccain's criticism of her unfounded, is ambassador rice wrong? >> well, here's what motivates senator mccain and myself. what happened in benghazi before, during and after, how did it become a death trap, why wasn't it closed, the conflict closed or reinforced, why couldn't you help these poor people for eight hours on 9/11, a day of heightened security concerns? i blame the president above all others. but after did what ambassador rice say to the
to answer that, of course, is nadia bilchik. good morning. >> good morning. >> it actually is united mexican states. >> exactly. >> how many people say that. >> you never say i'm going to united mexican states nation. you just say i'm going to mexico. so calderon would like it to be part of his legacy because he leaves office next saturday but he wants to change the name just to mexico. >> so i guess the question is, though, why challenge it. >> why is it so important to him? >> because it became the name in 1824 when inspired by american independence leaders, they said if it's the united states of america and they've done so much in terms of independence, we should have united mexican states. >> so what is the like lie hood of this getting done. you said he's leaving office saturday. >> he said he doesn't want a name that emulated another country and that no one uses on a daily basis. and theness chas are very unlikely because enrico penneta becomes president next week, you don't think it's going to be high on his list. >> jay. they have drugs, violence, a whole lot of things. >> certainly.
days. >> united nations has its largest peacekeeping force actually in the congo. also in africa, politicians in both uganda and nigeria, they are targeting the country's gay population with now new legislation. critics say these new laws would single out gay africans for persecution and violent attacks. cnn's david mckenzie has the story. >> reporter: it's become a rallying cry for the gay community in africa. the brutal slaying last year of uganda activist david cato. bludgeoned to death at his home. the state blamed a robbery. his friends said it was this. his front page photograph in a tabloid calling for days to be hanged. i met cato just months before his death. he was afraid. >> is there space in uganda to be a man and openly gay? >> public space, we don't have that. by the way, the problem here is identity. i can do with you and my friend the whole year. you can drink and eat together if you don't know i'm gay. the moment i identify that i'm gay, that's where the problem comes. >> now it could get even worse. despite international condemnation, both uganda and nigeria's p
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reporting the cia is permanently closing the doors on the climate change for national security. the controversial department was set up three years ago. republicans blasting the unit as wasteful and a distraction to the agency's mission. the cia is not saying whether it was closed by budget constraints or political pressure. the agency will continue to monitor climate change and its impact to our national security but not in a stand-alone department. >>> in "the san francisco chronicle" clothing optional is not about to be an option. nudists are losing the right to bear it all. they passed a measure banning public nude did. when they passed this law, people decided to bare it all. nudists have filed a lawsuit saying the ban violates free expression rights. >> i was not aware that you can walk around like that. >> it's true, but i keep saying, it's a little chilly by the bay. >> you have to layer. in some cases, maybe not. 14 minutes past the hour. secretary of state hillary clinton wrapping up her meeting this morning with palestinian authority prime minister mahmoud abbas. the
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